Posts filed under “Currency”

Category: Currency, Think Tank

The Currency Printing Process

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Category: Currency

Category: Currency, Think Tank

Has the Dollar Really Lost 97% of Its Value? (No)

  One of the favorite tropes of the “End the Fed” crowd is the “falling purchasing power of the U.S. dollar.” Google that phrase, and you will be rewarded with 91,100,000 results. (drop the “U.S.” and it doubles to 187,000,000 results). The problem is, nearly all of these arguments are wrong. As Matt Busigin of…Read More

Category: Currency, Data Analysis, Really, really bad calls

2010 Reminder: QE = Currency Debasement and Inflation

One of my biggest complaints about the media is the lack of accountability. People say things on TV in print an on radio, and then . . .  Poof!  No consequences. They influence public perception of issues, affect policy debates, drive legislation. This is a perfect example of a stern warning of currency debasement and…Read More

Category: Currency, Inflation, Really, really bad calls

The Optimal Currency Area in a Liquidity Trap

Category: Currency, Think Tank

Past, Present, and Future Money (Topologies, Powers, Trends)

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topology of money
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Category: Currency, Digital Media

China Invented Every Form of Money

9 Mind-Blowing Facts About Money China: Invented every single major form of currency: metal coins, paper money, and fiat currency not backed by precious metals Seized gold six centuries before Franklin Roosevelt, in order to prop up its fiat currency and prevent runaway inflation Debt Forgiveness Is The Basis for Modern Civilization Religions were founded…Read More

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Currency Markets Are Rigged

U.S. Justice Department Opens Criminal Probe Into Currency Market Manipulation Currency markets are massively rigged. Bloomberg reports today: The U.S. Justice Department has opened a criminal investigation of possible manipulation of the $5.3 trillion-a-day foreign exchange market, a person familiar with the matter said. The Federal Bureau of Investigation, which is also looking into alleged…Read More

Category: Currency, Legal, Think Tank

Crisis Chronicles: The “Not So Great” Re-Coinage of 1696

Crisis Chronicles: The “Not So Great” Re-Coinage of 1696 James Narron and David Skeie September 30, 2013       In the late 1600s, England operated a bi-metallic monetary system of high-value gold coins and lower-value silver coins. In the early 1690s, however, the market price of silver began to rise at a time when…Read More

Category: Currency, Think Tank